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Tyre Nichols' mother asks parents not to let children see 'horrific' bodycam footage

Tyre Nichols’ mother made an emotional plea for parents not to let their children watch the “horrific” bodycam footage of his arrest.“I’ve never seen the video, but what I’ve heard is very horrific. Very horrific,” RowVaughn Wells said during a news conference.The family spoke with members of the press ahead of the anticipated release of the bodycam footage on 27 January.Five police officers were charged with the murder of the 29-year-old after he died from his injuries in hospital in the days following the traffic stop in Memphis. Click here to sign up for our newsletters. Read More Five Memphis police officers charged over ‘savage’ death of Tyre NicholsTyre Nichols' mother says Memphis police beat her son 'to a pulp'Five Memphis police officers charged over ‘savage’ death of Tyre Nichols
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SCORPION Unit inactive, Strickland says

The SCORPION Unit of the Memphis Police Department is inactive and has been inactive since “this event happened,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland wrote in his weekly update Friday afternoon. “This event” referred to the traffic stop by Memphis Police officers that led to the death of Tyre Nichols,...
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Free series on blues being hosted at local college

JACKSON, Tenn. — A free music program is being hosted at Jackson college. According to a news release, the University of Memphis Lambuth will be hosting The Blues, a free Masterclass Series, focusing on aspects of the genre and giving people hands-on experiences from February 7 to April 4.
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Tyre Nichols' mother urges peaceful protest: 'I don't want us burning up our cities'

Tyre Nichols death: Mother speaks ahead of body cam video release | LiveNOW from FOX. Authorities on Friday were set to release police video depicting five Memphis officers beating a Black man whose death prompted murder charges against them and provoked outrage at the country’s latest instance of police brutality. Family members of Tyre Nichols pleaded for any protests to remain peaceful.
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One critical after Berclair shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man has been injured following a shooting Friday afternoon. Memphis Police responded to a shooting at the intersection of Macon Road and Berclair Road. One man was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition.
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Memphis’s Policing Strategy Was Bound to Result in Tragedy

Like many American cities, Memphis, Tennessee, has a long history of vexed relationships between the police and Black citizens. Also like many cities, it has seen an increase in activism for police reform in recent years. But over the past two years, as I reported on policing in Memphis, I heard laments from activists that they struggled to bring the attention of elected officials and a broad swath of citizens to the problems they saw.The lack of attention may no longer be an issue—at least for now.Earlier this month, 29-year-old Tyre Nichols died after an encounter with officers near his...
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Young and the Restless Jan. 27 time change

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Due to Young and The Restless being preempted on Friday, January 27 by breaking news coverage, it will air at a later time. The show will air at 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, January 28. Viewers are advised to set their DVRs to record.
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Struggling to find any ‘rays of sunshine in all of this’

With Tyre D. Nichols in mind as the wheels of justice grind, many are struggling to find any “rays of sunshine in all of this.”. Five former Memphis Police Department officers are now charged with beating him to death, there was some yet unexplained “delay” in calling for an ambulance, others are being investigated, and Memphis Fire Department personnel have been suspended pending investigation.
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AP News Summary at 8:29 p.m. EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Video showing five Memphis officers beating a Black man has been made public. The release comes one day after the officers were charged with murder in the death of Tyre Nichols. The footage shows the Black officers savagely beating the 29-year-old FedEx worker for three minutes in an assault that the Nichols family’s legal team likened to the infamous 1991 police beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King.
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Former Memphis Police Officers Charged with Murder in Killing of Tyre Nichols

Five officers who were fired from the Memphis Police Department in Tennessee face murder and other charges related to the death of Tyre Nichols. Former Memphis Police Officers Charged with Murder …. Five officers who were fired from the Memphis Police Department in Tennessee face murder and other charges related...
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